WRKSHP-05 Prototyping Frameworks for a Lunar Open Architecture

4:00 PM–6:00 PM Nov 16, 2020 (America - New York)

Diversity in the space industry is increasing, and more countries and private entities are proposing or participating in a variety of near and mid term lunar missions. Collaboration will be imperative to cultivate a sustainable and peaceful lunar future. In this new era of lunar exploration, developing a coordinated infrastructure will be influenced by the rapidly evolving nature of the industry. Collaboration and information sharing have been limited by the dominant utilized mechanisms - large, static roadmaps developed by singular organizations or committees. To speak to the global need for broader information sharing, we are developing an open lunar architecture -- a curated, dynamic, and interactive resource to unify existing lunar exploration roadmaps, and extend them into the 21st century. In this session, we provide working prototypes of the browser-based, open, lunar architecture for participants to use and provide feedback. We'll discuss the tool itself and database creation and management, fostering new conversations regarding information sharing and knowledge creation in the industry.

Session Lead(s):

Ariel Ekblaw - Chair - MIT Media Lab
Kate McCall-Kiley - Chair - MIT Media Lab
Mehak Sarang - Chair - MIT Media Lab